American Mothers, Inc. ® and Innocents at Risk to Assist Babies at the Border
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, July 21 2014 @ 03:05 PM EDT
American Mothers, Inc.® and Innocents at Risk, two national non-profit 501(c) 3 organizations, have partnered on a urgent project, Babies at the Border, to bring much needed supplies to children caught up in the current immigration crisis. Urgently needed are baby formula, diapers, underwear for children and crayons/coloring books. Donation dollars will be matched by a grant from the Whittier Trust, and all proceeded will go directly to purchasing and delivering supplies to the US border in conjunction with the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition.
A national call to action is needed to help these children. Donated supplies can be sent directly to:
Marisa Ugarte, Director
Babies at the Border
Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition
241 National City Blvd.
National City, CA 91950
Monetary donations to contribute to the combined efforts can be sent by texting the word “mom” to 313131 from your mobile phone and making a donation via credit.
Donation checks can be mailed to:
American Mothers, Inc.®
American Mothers, Inc.
1701 K Street NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20006
“This is national crisis of children in need,” said Dianne Callister, 2010 Mother of the Year and American Mothers Board Member. “While our government is focused on the politics of this problem, we need to make sure these children have the basic necessities, and who better to make this happen than mothers? This exemplifies Moms helping Moms. Caring for children in need is something Moms do naturally,” Callister continued.
According to Justice and State Department figures, in fiscal year 2013, over 23,000 children were apprehended at the border and remanded to US Custody. Due to a backlog in the court system, the U.S. has been overwhelmed with finding shelter for children entering the country illegally and has created an over-crowding crisis that has resulted in a lack of basic child welfare supplies.
American Mothers, Inc. ® is an interfaith, non-political, non-profit organization for women and men who recognize the important role of motherhood. American Mothers supports moms across the country through educational programs and community outreach. Additionally, it is the official sponsor of Mother’s Day and is responsible for annually selecting the National Mother of the Year and Young Mother of the Year from candidates across the United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. To learn more, visit www.AmericanMothers.org.
Innocents at Risk is a child-advocacy non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization established to fight human trafficking by raising awareness and providing educating at many levels: internationally, in the corporate sector; students in public schools and universities; and among the general public. Innocents at Risk is dedicated to protecting children from all forms of abuse, and working to end child exploitation and child trafficking everywhere. To learn more, visit www.InnocentsatRisk.org.